Interactive O/U: How “Back” Will Aaron Rodgers Bounce?

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Aaron Rodgers NFC Championship LossLast year, Aaron Rodgers recorded his first sub-100 passer rated season since 2008. When the team once again takes the field in 2016, one has to expect that number to go up. First, a note on the passer rating…I think it is convoluted and generally unhelpful. Here, we will simply use the passer rating as a benchmark for comparison purposes. With Jordy Nelson set to stage a comeback and a WR corps with a log-jam at the number three position, Rodgers will be champing at the bit to get on the field and see who takes the next step. 

It has been said that a wide receiver corps is only as good as their third receiver. If this is the case, the Packers should be in good shape. When the dust clears after training camp and the preseason, the Packers third receiver battle (one I am uber excited about) will have come to a conclusion and regardless of who wins, I expect the Packers third wide receiver to be a serious threat. With Ty Montgomery coming into his own right before the injury and a returning Davante Adams no longer treated as the golden boy, the battle will be fierce. That is not to mention Jeff Janis who made his biggest impression as last season came to a close. It is a “what have you done for me lately” league so time will tell, and don’t rule out the speed-burner Davis, who is likely a project but that leads to another aspect of this Packers team that bears mentioning.

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The Packers have gotten serious about speed. For years, the Packers have proved that the wide receiver position is about chemistry with the quarterback, crisp routes and yardsJordy Nelson 2015 after the catch. They have had great success with receivers who are not known for their speed. But that is changing. The Packers saw their lack of speed last year as one aspect of the reason Aaron had a down year. Not only were they missing Jordy Nelson, but they failed to know what they had in Jeff Janis. Now, with Trevor Davis in the mix and more speed available at the tight end position, the Packers passing game could be special.

While there is a long way to go before we get answers, and the Packers have an extra pre-season game to survive this year…those who are not faint of heart will have a real opinion about how Aaron Rodgers game will improve in 2016. But how high should we set the bar?

How special will Aaron be in 2016 PackerNation? It’s your turn to tell the world what you think. Will Aaron’s passer rating be over 110? Check the box below to make your voice heard.
 

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Brady Augustine is co-owner and content creator for www.greenbaypackernation.com. He currently resides in Tennessee and also conspires with brother, JR on www.cheesnewswire.com

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